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Denver Neighborhoods: Five Points

Five Points


Once known as the “Harlem of the West” for it’s lively jazz scene that attracted jazz greats such as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and Billie Holiday, Five Points is one of Denver’s oldest and most diverse neighborhoods. The area got its name in 1881 courtesy of the streetcar line that served the neighborhood: All the names of the final stop—the intersection of Welton, 27th, and Washington streets and 26th Avenue—wouldn’t fit on the car’s sign. So they simply called it “Five Points”. Today Five Points includes RiNo, Ballpark, Curtis Park, San Rafael, Clements, and the Five Points Historic Cultural District.

Rice’s Tap Room and Oven was a popular neighborhood spot where residents were able to let their hair down and enjoy the jazz club upstairs and the bar and restaurant downstairs.

Learn more about the history of this iconic neighborhood by clicking on the photo above (photo courtesy of the Denver Public Library).

Food Scene in Five Points:

Restaurants in the neighborhood serve up some of the best Caribbean, bagels, soul food, catfish and barbecue you’ll find in the city, along with a few top restaurants! Don’t believe us? Take a look at what Trip Advisor has to say about Five Points’ food scene by clicking their logo below.

Events in Five Points during the year:


Every May, the neighborhood celebrates the area’s musical heritage with more than 100 performers, great food and family-friendly activities.


A celebration of African-American culture with a parade, concert, pageant, car show, food and more.


Stop by the pop-up each Saturday (mid-June to mid-October) for some homegrown produce, artisan foods and fresh DJ beats, too.

The Rossonian Hotel, at 27th and Welton, in Five Points. Photo By Cyrus McCrimmon/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Parks and Recreation in Five Points:

Fuller Dog Park

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Benedict Fountain Park

New Developments in Five Points:

S*Park Development – Completion 2018

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The Lydian Development

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As you can see, Five Points has gone through many transformations since the silver crash in the late 1800s and it looks like the neighborhood will continue to transform with new developments going up and Denver’s population increasing.

If you are interested in learning more about the new developments or the neighborhood, please give us a call. Our founder, Rick Flanagan has shown many properties in the area for over 28 years and is in the know with new developments going up around the neighborhood.

Red Chair Realty Advisors :: 303-761-3531 :: info@iredchair.com

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